South London at 75
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2004-07-05
South London Liberal Synagogue
South London Liberal Synagogue in Streatham is to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a series of special events to mark the occasion including a female cantor performing.
Over the weekend starting Saturday July 10 and ending on Sunday July 11, the synagogue will host a special Shabbat service, feature a evening of Jewish music and showcase an exhibition.
The synagogue which has 300 members, was founded in 1929 by Samuel Morris Rich as one of the first liberal congregations in the UK and moved to its present home in Prentis Road (formerly a girls' school) in 1938.
Among the highlights of the weekend are a multi-denominational panel debate on Religion: What Good Does it Do? will take place on Sunday at 3pm. After that at 4.30pm, Streatham MP Keith Hill will open an exhibition on the history of the synagogue and at 7.30pm the weekend will end with a concert of Jewish music featuring Cantor Helen Leneman.